70cl / 56.1%
1979 23 Year Old "Roger & Gallet Carnation Soap"
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 62.9 Reviews
SMWS Tasting NotesThis Fort William distillery was closed twenty years ago, although some of its buildings still stand and have been turned into apartments. It was founded in 1898 and from the late 1930s to the early 1950s was owned by the colourful Joseph Hobbs. Its product is encountered only occasionally, in limited or independent bottlings. This example is full gold in colour (it comes from a refill hogshead). The first impression on the nose is woody; opening an empty drawer in a desk; but with a perfumed note, which grows: sweet peas, carnations, soap (Roger y Gallet carnation soap, to be precise); surprisingly fresh and fragrant. At this stage the flavour is mouth cooling in effect; deliciously sweet; like chewing sugared flowers, with a fresh acidity, like acid drops. Water does not improve the nose, but makes it more waxy; again the flavour is sweet and acidic (sherbert, acid drops), fresh and clean. A fascinating whisky